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Professor Matthew Pickering is an established international expert on the complement system and its role in health and disease. His research program has been funded by the Wellcome Trust since 2003 and he is presently a Wellcome Trust senior fellow in clinical science. His clinical expertise includes systemic lupus erythematosus and complement deficiency states. He is a professor of rheumatology at Imperial College London, academic director of the Imperial Lupus Centre and head of specialty, rheumatology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His research has achieved international recognition for elucidating the relationship between uncontrolled complement activation and renal disease. His research program has utilised genetic characterisation of families with complement-mediated renal disease, the in vitro studies of complement regulatory proteins and the generation of unique murine models of complement-mediated kidney disease. He is a board member of both the International Complement Society and the European Complement Network and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.


Systemic lupus erythematosus, complement deficiency, complement-mediated kidney disease, C3 glomerulopathy, dense deposit disease

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